National Geographic Your Shot

Divine | Photograph by Manish Mamtani (@mmamtani)
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“I waited for a whole year for this one weekend in September to have fall foliage, and the Milky Way rising over the Maroon Bells and reflecting in the lake in one frame,” writes Your Shot photographer Manish Mamtani. “After reaching here, I had to wait for another couple of hours in the freezing weather for the moon to set and the Milky Way to align with the Maroon Bells. The green color in the sky is due to air glow. It was so quiet and calm that you could see the reflection of the Milky War in the lake clearly even with the naked eye.”

“Wow. I hope you have framed this photo nice and big for your wall Manis. And then I hope every time you look at it, you pause and have a quiet moment remembering the journey you took to be at this exact spot to capture this image.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
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This photo was selected for our “Quiet Moments” story, curated by David Y. Lee. To submit to our “Chasing Moments” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Ami Vitale (@amivitale) and “Because of Her” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Amy Toesning (@amytoensing) and David Y. Lee, go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer

Divine | Photograph by Manish Mamtani (@mmamtani)
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“I waited for a whole year for this one weekend in September to have fall foliage, and the Milky Way rising over the Maroon Bells and reflecting in the lake in one frame,” writes Your Shot photographer Manish Mamtani. “After reaching here, I had to wait for another couple of hours in the freezing weather for the moon to set and the Milky Way to align with the Maroon Bells. The green color in the sky is due to air glow. It was so quiet and calm that you could see the reflection of the Milky War in the lake clearly even with the naked eye.”
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“Wow. I hope you have framed this photo nice and big for your wall Manis. And then I hope every time you look at it, you pause and have a quiet moment remembering the journey you took to be at this exact spot to capture this image.” — @natgeoyourshot Producer David Y. Lee (@davidylee)
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This photo was selected for our “Quiet Moments” story, curated by David Y. Lee. To submit to our “Chasing Moments” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Ami Vitale (@amivitale) and “Because of Her” assignment, curated by @natgeo photographer Amy Toesning (@amytoensing) and David Y. Lee, go to the link in our profile. #YourShotPhotographer

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@eastblockpost

Publishing photoshopped images? Look at the rest of his work, it looks fake

@tanishqjaiswal

Stunning pic 👌👍👌👌

@on_cue_photography

AMAZING shot!

@tripseen

Divine pic

@simple_wina

This is sick!!! In a very GOOD way!

@valdisoskjons

beautiful 😍 You might like my account, its filled with beauty of nature 🌲🌎🐭🍃

@jackson_sams

@mmamtani The exposure was perfect! Love the details in the photo.

@nomad_in09

Medium and love are the perfect words -

@shiiiiineee

Amazing🗻nuture ᴾᴴᴼᵀᴼᴳᴿᴬᴾᴴ❇️📷✴️

@johanphcol

Beautiful ❤️

@amatiimages

Beautiful. Patience pays off in the end.

@dubshiva

very beautiful! very magic! very beautiful colors! 👏🏼💙☄️

@megan_e._west

Wow! Beautiful shot, and I love the story behind it.

@jloosphoto

Incredible photo

@libbylord

oh my!!! such beauty 😍😍😍

@maritete_65

Me relaja y me hace mucha falta. Gracias.

@coopixart

Wowowow😍🔥

@__balza

Superb 👍🏼👍🏼👍🏼

@turkobjektif

🏆Tebrikler🏆Congratulations🏆

@jewelwangkm

stunning,太美了(⸝⸝⸝ᵒ̴̶̷ ⌑ ᵒ̴̶̷⸝⸝⸝)✨

@andyhvu

amazing photo! congrats @mmamtani

@jennifermarcusphotography

Life is ABUNDANT & filled with BEAUTY!!! This just captures the JOY & ENAMOR of LIFE!! 🙏🏽❤️📸

@natgeoyourshot

@mmamtani You are welcome. Thank you for being a part of the Your Shot community 👍

@kalpak_travel

Incredible capture of the milky way. Was well worth waiting for this moment

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